when two exponents are beside each other with out any sign, do we multiply?

give me an example please

ok, like \[2^{-2} 1\] would we multiply

yes.. that would be -4(1) so it would be -4 ... but I dont understand why the 1 is not in parenthesis it should be 2(1)

no no no, i',m not talking about the exponent, i'm talking about the number beside it. the 1, would we multiply with that or do we leave it as it is

after you have squared the two.. i would assume you would multiply it again by ...??

by 1 sorry

ok,we would do this with any number after the squaring is done or could we do this before the square aswell.

if you are using any number other than one.. you should square it first.. then multiply by the other number..

ok thanks

good answer

for example if you said 2^-2 4..which should be 2^-2(4) then you would get -4(4) which is -16.. make sense?

ok

\[2^{-2}\neq-4\]

\[(2^{-2})(4)\] \[(1/2^{2})(4)\] \[(1/4)(4)=1\]

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